Decision details

Approval to extend the White Rose Framework Agreement for the supply of provision to children and young people in Fostering and Supported Lodgings placements on behalf of the Yorkshire and Humber regional partners and to award to new providers follow

Reference: D52368

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The White Rose Framework Agreement for external Fostering and Supported Lodgings provision is a regional framework utilised by authorities across the Yorkshire and Humber region.  Leeds City Council is the lead authority for the contract.

The framework agreement includes an annual refresh process to invite new service providers to a framework agreement and to enable existing providers to vary their prices following assessment of a business case to do so.

The decision will also include approval to utilise an existing extension available from 01/04/2021 to 31/03/2022.  The extension is a direct consequence of decision D44985.


The Director of Children and Families agreed to:


  • Utilise the available extension to the White Rose Regional Framework Agreement for Fostering and Supported Lodgings;


  • Award the framework agreement for the supply of Fostering and Supported Lodgings to new providers on completion of the refresh process; and


  • Vary the framework to include the new prices for existing providers on completion of the refresh process


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families


  • Head of Commissioning and Market Management, Children and Families
  • Yorkshire and Humber Children’s Services Commissioning Board

Procurement and Commercial Services

Contact: Lottie Pinder, Commissioning Manager 0113 535 0640 Email:

Publication date: 12/10/2020

Date of decision: 20/10/2020

Effective from: 28/10/2020

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